Posts Tagged Chelsea Sexton
Time to visit Chelsea Sexton’s favorite Best Buy store, where someone has been busy
defacing decorating a Brammo Enertia with the trademark blue and yellow of Best Buy.
Ay, yi, yi… we’ve seen some interesting custom paint work on Brammo Enertias before, but let’s take a closer look at this one:
Yes, that’s definitely an Enertia, with the black side panels painted bright yellow. And a big “Best Buy” sticker on the “Peacekeeper Blue” body panels. But that’s not all . . .
Yes, it’s lettering. And it merits a close-up:
The good news is that this color scheme and decal show a commitment to Brammo by Best Buy that has been somewhat lacking in the recent past. (See: Enertia Spotted on BestBuy.com and Brammo Enertia on BestBuy.com – revisited). So yes, it’s a good thing that they have painted a Brammo Enertia to the point of making it unsellable. It’s eerily similar to a dog marking its territory.
The bad news is, like William Shatner’s rendition of “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds,” this electro-freak is just similar enough to my beautiful blue Enertia that it’s now stuck in my head – I will look at mine, and see . . . . IT.
Damn you, Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn! Damn you to Hell!
Oh my… they have begun to multiply:
Winner gets Brammo Braggin’ Rights.
Now that the news is out about Brammo racing at the e-Power electric motorcycle race next week during the Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix, Mazda Raceway (Laguna Seca), I get to spill my own little pot of beans: I’ll be there.
Brammo will be doing a formal “handing over of the keys” to me at some point during the weekend. In case you’re new around here, I won the title of “Brammo Evangelist of the Year” and received the prize – a 2010 Brammo Enertia. Although I’ve already taken delivery of the prize, Brammo wanted to do it up right. The challenge, of course, is going to involve me handing the existing key over to them, so they can hand it back to me. It’s all about trust. (note to self- leave extra key at home).
I’ll be at the Brammo Paddock/Tent/Headquarters along with the usual suspects: CEO Craig Bramscher, Product Development Director (and designer of the Enertia and the Empulse) Brian Wismann, Marketing guru Adrian Stewart, and the rest of the Brammo minions. Aaron Gobert, Brammo’s rider and AMA speedster might be hanging out as well. I hear that, along with the Empulse-based race bike, they will be bringing the Empulse prototype, the Shocking Barack bike, and maybe an Enertia or two for test rides.
Will Ali Afshar and the ESX Motorsports crew be there? Likely. Lady Gaga? Not so likely. Jay Leno? Possibly. Jackie Chan? I couldn’t say.
I may even be accompanied by Ms.Brammofan, but she’s been scouting out some shopping venues in nearby Carmel-by-the-Sea (sounds Hazardous-to-my Wallet), so no guarantees you’ll actually get to meet her. If you’re going to be there, be sure to drop by Brammo HQ. If you say “Hi! I’m a Brammo Fan, too,” I’ll even waive the usual surcharge on having your picture taken with me. Unless, of course, you’re a certain EV advocate who still owes me the surcharge plus interest and penalties from the last time I agree to have my picture taken with her:
For some reason, Ms.Brammofan is very interested in meeting Ms. Sexton.
Drop on by, see the Empulse, meet the Brammo Boys, and let’s watch some great racing together.
The Reuter’s sign in Times Square, New York City, New York:
And in Las Vegas, at some casino, no doubt:
Apparently, this is one of the “value added features” provided by PRNewswire.com, the company that’s responsible for distribution of most of those press releases we come across every day.
And, just in case you’re new here, the story behind this is here: Mallin wins ‘Brammo Evangelist of the Year’ award.
That’s me and EV advocate, Chelsea Sexton (star of “Who Killed the Electric Car“), by the way. She was kind enough to have her picture taken with me at the first TTXGP electric motorcycle race at Infineon Raceway, which is where I was when I found out I had won this prestigious award. Unfortunately for both us, people are now telling Ms. Brammofan that I have been spotted with my arm around Chelsea in California, Nevada, and New York. It’s unfortunate for me, because I hate sleeping on the couch. It will be unfortunate for Chelsea because Ms. Brammofan plans to kick her ass if she ever sees her. Such is life when you mix with the glitterati of the EV world.
Brammo will be on the “Electric Avenue” of the Portland Auto Show this weekend.
We salute the efforts of the automobile industry to reduce carbon emissions, develop alternative engines and fuels, and recycle materials. We have a special display at this year’s event to showcase the future in automotive fuel efficiency. We will be having an M-1 all-electric ATV from Barefoot Motors, an all-electric motorcycle from Brammo, a Tesla Roadster with an electric vehicle charging station and a law enforcement vehicle with the Energy Extreme system
The first person to tweet or email a photo or video of the Brammo Enertia to me wins worldwide celebrity status when I post said photo or video here, and give you full and complete attribution. Yes, you too can have the global reach of Brammofan’s millions thousands dozens of unique page views per day.
One aside: the “law enforcement vehicle with the Energy Extreme system” may just be this one:
My co-guest is John Adamo, also known as @skadamo on Twitter. He also can be found at Plugbike.com, his blog on the subject of electric motorcycles and bicycles; at ElectricMotorcycleForum.com; and at about 20 other forums he’s created. Additionally, he is a frequent contributor to Asphalt&Rubber, usually on the subject of electric motorcycles.
Me, I’m Harry Mallin, also known as @Brammofan on Twitter, and I tend to focus on all things Brammo on this blog. I am also @eMotoRules on Twitter and have a blog that can be found at www.emotorules.com that focuses on my other role as the moderator on the TTXGP Technical Rules Wiki.
That’s a lot of identities in the (virtual) room at once.
I am still waiting on Nikki to send the show notes, but hope to talk about Brammo, TTXGP, electric motorcycles in general, crowdsourcing, and Chelsea Sexton.
Tune in live at evcast.com or grab the podcast. Attendance for brammofans is MANDATORY.
I’m back from Thanksgiving with my inlaws and my favorite part of the visit was my tour of the Green + Wired House at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry. There, tucked in the garage next to the robotic snow blower (I kid you not) was the Brammo Enertia. Actually, it was the earlier prototype (tan seat, silver ‘tank,’ and black side panels) but an Enertia, nevertheless. I flipped up the door on the “tank” to reveal the charging plug and was just about to straddle it when Ms.Brammofan reminded me we were at a museum, and would get in trouble, get kicked out, etc. Still, we always remember our “first” and at least I had those simple moments of EV lust before I was brought back to reality.
Speaking of reality, the reality is that whether it’s an electric motorcycle or a gas-powered one, you’re going to lose in a contest involving occupying the same space at the same time with almost any other vehicle. Such was the lesson learned by our beloved Nathan, who is currently alive (yea!) and awake ( yea!) but in a lot of pain in a hospital in Portland, Oregon. He’s still not out of the dark, so keep him in your thoughts and prayers. If you have some money you’d care to donate to help defray the lodging costs for his mom while she is in Portland, go to: http://www.giveforward.org/idiot/ In addition, there are discussions to join in on elmoto.net and electricmotorcycleforum.com . He’s been mentioned on the EVCast (by Chelsea Sexton, no less) and has an article about him in Wired Autopia.
Finally, Craig Bramscher, Brammo CEO, has been touring China for some . . . uh . . . unknown reason, and just sent a tweet earlier today about dining with Jackie Chan. Yes, “The” Jackie Chan, who also happens to be an owner of JCAM, the company that distributes the Segway throughout Asia. Anyone read Mandarin?